Domracheva wins second biathlon gold

The Sports NetworkFebruary 14, 2014 

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Darya Domracheva of Belarus earned her second biathlon gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Friday, capturing the women's 15-kilometer individual event.

Domracheva overcame a missed shot in her second round of shooting to finish in a time of 43 minutes, 19.6 seconds. She won gold in the 10-k pursuit on Tuesday and bettered her bronze medal effort from four years ago in the 15k.

Switzerland's Selina Gasparin was clean throughout her targets and finished second to claim the silver. She was a distant 1 minute, 15.7 seconds behind Domracheva.

Belarus also claimed bronze on Friday, as Nadezhda Skardino took third place for her first Olympic medal. She did not miss a shot and that was the difference.

Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic missed twice -- once in each round while standing -- to incur a pair of one-minute penalties and finished 19.3 seconds out of medal position.

Norway's Tora Berger, the silver medalist in the pursuit and the 2010 Olympic 15k champion, missed three shots overall and finished 16th.

The top American was Hannah Dreissigacker in 23rd place, while Canada's Megan Imrie finished 30th.

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